March 24, 2021
BASF launches digital solution to measure environmental impact of feed production
Opteinics is a sustainability analytics platform, integrated to industry-standard feed formulation software, that enables even non-experts in sustainability to understand and reduce environmental impact, BASF said in a press statement.
Currently, feed formulation focuses almost exclusively on fulfilling nutritional requirements of an animal at minimum cost possible. With the addition of the environmental impact as a third dimension, Opteinics opens a new opportunity for more sustainable feed and animal protein production, at the best price possible. Nutritionists and formulators are now empowered to make reasoned choices when designing feed, for the benefit of the environment. Thus, customer organisations profit from significantly reduced time and resource investment when innovating in their product portfolio, obtaining data for sustainability reporting, or communicating environmental impact reduction to their customers and other stakeholders.
Opteinics draws its environmental impact datasets from globally accepted databases and its models are designed in accordance to the latest ISO, FAO LEAP and PEF standards. Additionally, the platform is currently undergoing a neutral, third-party verification.
BASF Animal Nutrition is a leader in sustainability assessments and life cycle analysis (LCA) in the animal protein industry. Since its first project in 1996, BASF has completed hundreds of Eco-Efficiency and LCA studies. With Opteinics, the company aims to further increase its reach.